Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy took to social media Tuesday afternoon to defend himself against new accusations of child abuse.
He fired back on Twitter, beginning his tweet: “I LOVE MY BOY!!!”
He also posted a statement:
“The allegations made against me today regarding my relationship with my son are provably false, outrageously inaccurate and offensive. I have a loving and close knit relationship with my son. That young boy is my whole life. With a custody case coming up in November, I can see why these false allegations are surfacing.”
His posts are in response to an affidavit filed by Stephanie Maisonet, mother of McCoy’s 6-year-old son, as part of the lawsuit filed by another ex-girlfriend, Delicia Cordon. The latter woman was assaulted in a home invasion on July 10 at a home the player owns in Georgia.
“Our son would often come home with bruises in which I would consistently receive outlandish excuses as to where the bruises would come from,” Maisonet wrote in the filing, which is part of the case pending in Fulton County, Ga. “Our son would cry hysterically whenever he had to spend time with (LeSean) McCoy. Our son would cry even harder if he knew that Delica Cordon was not going to be present during (LeSean) McCoy’s parenting time.”
In the court documents, Maisonet said McCoy asked for her help after the home invasion. According to TMZ, Maisonet said McCoy wanted her to serve as a character witness, and in exchange, he would allow her to enroll the child in school out of the area.
“I regret ever agreeing to help (LeSean) McCoy in this case,” Maisonet said. “He should not get away with potentially orchestrating this heinous incident.”
McCoy has denied playing a part in the home invasion. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported in early September that an investigation into the crime had yet to turn up any evidence that McCoy was involved.
In August, Cordon filed a personal injury lawsuit against McCoy and former University of Pittsburgh teammate Tamarcus Porter, seeking damages of around $150,000. It claims McCoy should be held financially liable for injuries Cordon suffered in the assault because he had changed the security codes to the home and refused to provide the information to her, saying he “breached his duty to use ordinary care” to protect Cordon.
—Field Level Media